Jan 19, 2013
Possible to have hiv for 28 weeks and not produce detectable antibodies yet? I've had hiv 1/2 tests at 3.5,13.5,18.5, and 28 weeks as well as rpr and hep c tests. All negative. Do I need a PCR considering I still have many symptoms such as eye floaters, muscle fatigue, sinus infection, and so on. I am male and had one time unprotected vaginal sex.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days if this test is negative than so are you. The symptoms you are experiencing are not necessarily HIV related, though having unprotected sex does put you at more of a risk. You can get a PCR test done but I would encourage you to get tested again at 90 days to be sure of your status.
Be well, Shannon
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